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  Handicapping, one of the hottest topics in golf, is the subject of a new awareness campaign from the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU). The governing bodies for golf in Ireland have joined forces in an effort to tackle cheating and safeguard integrity in the handicapping system. “There is still a culture of tolerating handicap cheating in golf.Just because others are cheating the system does not make it okay,” says Pat ...

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    North and West Coast Links is attending the Honda Classic this week to fly the flag for some of the finest courses golf clubs in the north west region of Ireland, including Ballyliffin, host venue for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Royal Portrush, host venue for The Open in 2019, Carne, Enniscrone, Donegal, Narin & Portnoo, Rosapenna, Castlerock, Portstewart, Ardglass, Galway Bay, Westport and Portsalon. The Irish golf marketing company also donated a prize ...

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Cahir Park, Killarney, Portumna, Limerick and Malahide win on the final day at Malone. The final day of the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields began with two matches resuming on extra holes after darkness halted play on Friday night. Killarney and Cahir Park were winners in those two matchups but there were still to be three more Champions crowned. After three finals going in favour of Munster clubs, the AIG Junior Foursomes final saw Ballykisteen take on ...

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CHILDREN throughout Ireland are being invited to ‘Roar For Rory’ and win some fabulous prizes for their school and family as part of a nationwide competition organised by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation. The ‘Roar For Rory’ competition will give two lucky children across the island of Ireland a chance to win a unique opportunity for their schools to host a visit from the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ...

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SHADOWS OF THEIR FORMER SELVES: Dame Mary Peters is getting ready to rock and hole at the first ever ‘Golf and Guitars’ event at Holywood Golf Club on Friday May 19 – with support from her very own ‘backing band’, made up by local radio personality Maurice Jay, golf PR specialist Michael Rafferty of Duffy Rafferty Communications and GolfNow’s Andrew Hollywood. Local golfers will be tuning up and teeing off against a mix of local ...

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Balmoral Golf Club have teamed up with Sport N.I. to give women an opportunity to take up the wonderful game of golf. Balmoral are  keen to attract a new generation of players to the club, particularly those who are retiring from other sports such as camogie, football or hockey. They especially want to attract women who have never played any sport before but want to give golf a go. The response to Balmoral’s advertising of the scheme ...

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  Ireland got off to a fantastic start in the Women’s Home Internationals when they beat England 6-3 at Aberdovey links in the first leg as hosts Wales beat Scotland 6.5-2.5 After sharing the morning foursomes 1.5-1.5, Ireland stepped up in the singles with wins for Maria Dunne, Mary Doyle, Jean O’Driscoll and Paula Grant, putting them in a great position before today’s matches. Olivia Mehaffey lost to Holly Muse 2&1 Chloe Ryan and India Clyburn halved ...

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  Tuam, Skerries, Cahir Park and City of Derry all fought a hard battle  at Athlone   in the Miele Fourball Regional Finals to reach the All Ireland Semi-Finals at Naas on October 4. The final will take place at Naas on Sunday 5 October. In Region One, Skerries took an early lead by winning the first two matches against Castlewarden and the last two called in as they won 3-1. In Region Two, City of Derry’s Karena Brady ...

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The inaugural 36 holes Scratch Foursomes sponsored by New Boliden Mines took place on Monday 2nd June at Royal Tara. The course was in excellent condition and highly praised by all competitors. It proved a great test of golf and all are looking forward to its challenges again in the Leinster Championships on the 25th July. Winners: 145 Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) & Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 71 74
Runners Up: 147 Mary Doyle (The Heath) & Niamh Mc ...

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After a tremendous weekend of golf in which the four Regional winners competed  in the hope of winning the much sought after Green Pennant.  It was Mannan Castle, who were glorious on the day and tle crowned  All Ireland Miele Champions for 2013.   Mannan Castle Golf Club: Mary McKenna (President, ILGU) presenting Rosemary Barry (Team Manager) with the Miele All Ireland Ladies Fourball trophy after their victory at Lucan Golf Club. L/R Rita O’Loughlin, Vera Kelly (Lady Captain, Mannan Castle ...

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